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Clayton W. Clark

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Clayton W. "Pap" Clark, 79, of 6156 Mountain View Drive, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Jan. 21, 1918, in Mount Union, Pa., he was the son of the late Charles Herbert and Edith Hughes Clark.

He was employed with Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, retiring in 1969.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church in Chambersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Parson Clark, whom he married April 15, 1937; three daughters, Arlene E. Pollock of Chambersburg, and Evelyn J. Provard and Darlene J. Lehman, both of Shippensburg, Pa.; four sons, Glenn B. Clark of Gerrardstown, W.Va., Ray G. Clark of Scotland, Pa., and Joe B. Clark and Jerry O. Clark, both of Chambersburg; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Assembly of God Church, 400 Miller St., Chambersburg. The Rev. Elmer T. Kipe will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg, with military graveside services conducted by members of Landis-McCleaf Detachment of Marine Corps League.

A viewing will be held at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg; and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Assembly of God Church, 400 Miller St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.

Boris S. Mansh

JEFFERSON, Md. - Boris S. "Buzzie" Mansh, 75, of 2939 Fry Road, and formerly of 1132 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at the Assisted Living Home in Jefferson.

Born Aug. 1, 1921, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Samuel S. and Mollie S. Kristal Mansh.

He owned and operated a food service business and was a dealer in fine antique glassware.

He was a member of Congregation B'Nai Abraham.

He is survived by a nephew, Michael Mansh of Ambler, Pa.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sidney Mansh.

Services were held Friday at 4 p.m. at B'Nai Abraham Cemetery in Halfway. Rabbi Charles P. Rabinowitz officiated.

Arrangements were handled by Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown.

Ali Korpi

A memorial service for Ali Korpi, who died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Norman E. Hawkins

HARRISONVILLE, Pa. - Norman Evan Hawkins, 63, of HCR 74, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at his home in Taylor Township, Fulton County, Pa.

Born June 22, 1933, in Hustontown, Pa., he was the son of Olive Helman Hawkins of Harrisonville, and the late Boyd Hawkins.

He was a self-employed logger, and served as a Taylor Township supervisor for 21 years.

He served with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957.

He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

He also was a member of Forbes Road Lions Club, a life member of Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co.; and a member of IOOF Lodge in Harrisonville.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sarah Edwards Hawkins; one daughter, Nancy S. Hawkins, M.D., of Absecon, N.J.; three sons, Lester Boyd Hawkins and Gary L. Hawkins, both of Waterfall, Pa., and Michael G. Hawkins of Harrisonville; one sister, Ruth Hawkins Knepper of South Mountain, Pa.; four brothers, Raymond Hawkins of Nokesville, Va., Clair Hawkins and Roy Hawkins, both of Harrisonville, Pa., and Harry Hawkins of Hustontown; and two grandsons.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church in Harrisonville. George Clippinger, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Friends may call at M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m., and at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday.

Memorial donations may be made to Fairview United Methodist Memorial Fund, c/o Harry Shaw, HCR 74, Harrisonville, Pa. 17228; or to the American Cancer Society, 714 Lincoln Way East, P.O. Box 674, McConnellsburg, Pa. 17233.

Tracy L. Gavita

LARGENT, W.Va. - Tracy Lea Gavita, 32, of Largent, and formerly of Coraopolis, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Greenery Rehabilitation Center in Canonsburg, Pa.

Born Nov. 16, 1964, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Bobby Jay and Billie Jean Ball Brogan of Largent.

She was a medical assistant and office manager at Heironimus Chiropractic Center in Carnegie, Pa.

She was of the Catholic faith.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Michael Andrew Teti Jr. of Baltimore, and Anthony Robert Gavita of Coraopolis; one sister, Vicki Lynn Brown of Avenue, Md.; one brother, Randall Jay Brogan of Coraopolis; one uncle; three nephews and several cousins.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. John S. Ledford will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon, W.Va.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service today.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 119 E. Baltimore St., Suite A, Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Robert W. Boyer

FREDERICK, Md. - Robert William Boyer, 72, of 1722 Worthington Court, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born March 12, 1924, in Millersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Edwin and Erma Snyder Boyer.

He retired from the federal government after 34 years, and had worked for NASA in Greenbelt, Md., and the Naval Department in Washington, D.C. After his retirement, he was employed by Frederick County Board of Education for 10 years.

He attended Harrisburg Business College and Penn State University.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick.

He also was a member of B.P.O. Elks Lodge 684 in Frederick, and Millersburg Lodge A.F.&A.M. for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn E. Lebo Boyer; two daughters, Dianna Berkey of Myersville, Md., and Patricia Harrison of Chester Heights, Pa.; one brother, Richard Boyer of Camp Hill, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Middletown. The Rev. Donald L. Turley will officiate. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 306, Middletown, Md. 21769.

Arrangements are by Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown.a

Beulah V. Gluck

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Beulah V. Gluck, 93, of 108 Faust St., died Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997, at ManorCare Health Services in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born March 19, 1903, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Alice Gardner.

Her husband, James E. Gluck, died in 1961.

She was a graduate of Clear Spring High School in Clear Spring, and the former Towson State Normal School, now known as Towson State University in Towson, Md.

She taught in the public schools of Washington County and Franklin County, Pa., for several years.

She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Mercersburg, Pa., and taught Sunday school for many years.

She is survived by one daughter, June Lewis of Raleigh, N.C.; one son, Donald E. Gluck of Mercersburg; a half-sister, Muriel Gardner of Gettysburg, Pa.; a half-brother, Thomas Gardner of Pinesburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Spring Grove Cemetery in Lemasters, Pa. The Rev. Stephen R. Robertson will officiate.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Arrangements are by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, 47 N. Park Ave., Mercersburg.

Juanita R. Culp

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Juanita Richard Culp, 87, of Berkeley Springs, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at Morgan County War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs.

Born Dec. 13, 1909, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Rutzer T. and Beulah Myers Clark.

Her husband, Harry F. Richards, died in 1965.

She was a waitress and a homemaker.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs.

She also was a member of Berkeley Chapter 77 Order of the Eastern Star in Berkeley Springs.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith Yost of Berkeley Springs; three grandchildren, Lori Bennett, David R. Yost and Christopher F. Yost, all of Berkeley Springs; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Maude Purnell and Dorothy Clark; and five brothers, Edgar Clark, Ralph Clark, Gladston Clark, Marvin Clark and Harry Clark.

Services will be held at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Edward Grove and the Rev. Owen Womack will officiate. Burial will be in Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs.

A viewing will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Margaret N. Wade

CASCADE - Margaret Nelson Wade, 78, of 14633 Pennersville Road, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born April 13, 1918, in Cascade, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Sylvia A. Wastler Wade.

She was a 1936 graduate of Smithsburg High School. She attended business college.

She did domestic work for Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kiefer and Mr. and Mrs. Elred Bock, both of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

She was a member of Germantown Bethel Church of God, Cascade.

She is survived by one son, Terry W. Wade of Cascade, whom she lived with for the past 19 years; two sisters, Thelma Q. Rottler of Columbia, Md., and Melba C. Law of Cascade; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Olga Jean Gladhill, Mary A. Wade, Lola R. Wade and an infant sister; two brothers, Kennard E. Wade and Thaddeus A. Wade; and one grandson.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Germantown Bethel Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade. Pastor Paul Tobias will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Alleen M. Houser

Alleen May Houser, 79, of 350 Linganore Ave., Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at her home.

Born Oct. 16, 1917, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Henry and Bessie May Acord Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Floris Houser, in 1992.

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy Sue Varady of Chewsville; one son, Michael David Houser of Hagerstown; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Audrey Carl.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. The Rev. Larry E. Yost will officiate.

Friends may call at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Monday from 9 a.m. to noon.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Charles R.A. Hunter

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Charles Robert Alexander Hunter, 76, of Shepherdstown, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born June 25, 1920, in Shepherdstown, he was the son of the late John Robert and Eliza Hunter.

He retired in 1981 as supervisor in the dietary service department of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinsburg.

He was a veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. He received the American Theater Ribbon, Eame Theater Ribbon with five Bronze Stars, AP Theater Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.

He was a member of St. John's Baptist Church, Shepherdstown.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Geraldine Smith Hunter; two daughters, Cynthia Carolyn Togans of Charles Town, W.Va., and Pamela Genevieve Boomer of Shepherdstown; three sons, the Rev. Charles Wesley Hunter of Summit Point, W.Va., Vernon Craig Hunter of Shepherdstown and Dale Eugene Hunter of Martinsburg; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth Jenkins and Emma Roman.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, Shepherdstown. The Revs. Joe Liles, Ernest Lyles and Charles W. Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

Friends will be received at the church Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Inter Faith Care Givers, Shepherdstown, W.Va. 25443.

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town, W.Va.

Elwood C. Pearman

Elwood Clifton Pearman, 82, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1914, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Edward James and Carrie Virginia Borgeault Pearman.

His wife, D. Annabelle Pearman, died in 1990.

He retired in 1974 from Potomac Dye and Finishing Co. after six years of service. He was previously employed with Hagerstown Rubber Company, retiring in 1967 after 33 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

He also was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by two daughters, Virginia Louise Pearman Needy and Bonnie Kay Pearman Woodard, both of Hagerstown; one sister, Evelyn Kline of Hagerstown; one brother, Edward James Pearman Jr. of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn Irene Pearman; and two brothers, Melvin Pearman and Wilbur Pearman.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown. The Rev. Andrew J. Cooney will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery in Clear Spring, with military graveside services conducted by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Branch T. Dykes III

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Branch Taylor "Skip" Dykes III, 50, of Warfordsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at his home.

Born Aug. 27, 1946, in New York, N.Y., he was the son of Nancy Jane Statt Charlton of Washington, D.C., and the late Branch Taylor Dykes II.

He was a Native American.

He worked as a material control specialist with Allied Signal in Columbia, Md., retiring due to disability in 1993.

He was a Certified Quality Assurance Instructor.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the U.S. Navy.

He moved from Elkridge, Md., to Warfordsburg, Pa., in 1995.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Pamela Marie Miller Dykes; one daughter, Leah Beth Prusaitis of Manassas, Va.; four sisters, Dora "Dobby" Wall of Fairfax, Va., Hazel "Honey B" Gardner of Herndon, Va., Cindy Gay of Berkeley Springs, and Maria E. Garcia of Elkridge; four brothers, Bruce Morton and Aaron Brodsky, both of Catonsville, Butch Omps of Warfordsburg, and Chico Hernandez of Michigan; his stepfather, Patrick "Pater" Charlton of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren; and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Branch Taylor Dykes IV.

Services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union St., Berkeley Springs. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 11720 Beltsville Drive, Third Floor, Beltsville, Md. 20705.

Kilmer D. Unger

INWOOD, W.Va. - Kilmer Donald "K.D." Unger, 88, of Inwood, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Winchester, Va.

Born Oct. 5, 1908, in Frederick County, Va., he was the son of the late Jerry Myers and Janie Hutzler Unger.

His wife, Hariett V. Dyche Unger, preceded him in death.

He retired from Martin Marietta and previously worked for Fairchild Air Guard, and the State of West Virginia as a game warden.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korean conflict. He received the American Theater Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star, and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Service Star.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He is survived by one daughter, Yvonne Marie Unger Burgen of Purcellville, Va.; one son, Earl Ray Unger Sr. of Inwood; six grandchildren, Earl Ray Unger Jr., Resa Christine Unger Aikens, Brad Cameron Unger, Laura Dawn Burgen, Eric Richard Burgen and Kristin Lyn Cioffi; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul I. Unger and Grey W. Unger.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg, W.Va. The Rev. Paul E. Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Gerrardstown Presbyterian Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker, Post 896, V.F.W.; and Berkeley Post 14, American Legion.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Kenneth R. Weller

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Kenneth Ray Weller, 69, of 3701 S. George Mason Drive, and formerly of the Quincy, Pa., area, was pronounced dead, Friday, Jan. 30, 1997, at Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va.

Born May 21, 1927, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Ray M. and Mary E. Cooper Weller. He lived his early life in Millstone, Md., and Somerfield, Pa.

He attended Somerfield Elementary School in Somerfield, and graduated from Quincy High School in 1945.

Following his military service, he attended the College of Emporia in Emporia, Kan., from 1947 through 1949, and then received his bachelor of science degree in 1951 from Kansas State College, now known as Kansas University. He majored in science comprehensive, and history and government.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and then served in Kassel, Germany in the Army of Occupation.

Following his college graduation, he was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, Pa., from 1951 through 1963. He then worked for Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army in Chicago from 1963 through 1967; and then for Headquarters, U.S. Army Material Command, "A.M.C.", Arlington and Alexandria, Va., from 1967 until retiring in June 1988. He was employed as a management analyst.

He was a member of Arlington Unitarian Church in Arlington, Va.

He is survived by one sister, Regina Widmer of Lancaster, Pa.; one brother, Donald W. Weller of Waynesboro; five nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. The Rev. Stephen D. Harris will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Stella S.M. Ryder Brubaker

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Stella S. Meyers Ryder Brubaker, 84, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, and formerly of 671 Guilford Ave., Chambersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at Chambersburg Hospital.

Born April 5, 1912, in St. Thomas Township, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Amos A. and Mary Wingert Meyers. She was the stepdaughter of the late Minnie Wenger Meyers.

Her first husband, Elmer Ryder, died in 1959. They were married March 24, 1953.

Her second husband, Nevin E. Brubaker, died in 1996. They were married Dec. 10, 1960.

She did domestic work for various families in the area.

She was a member of Old Order River Brethren Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Wenger of Pinellas Park, Fla.; seven stepchildren, Frances Martin and Hazel Witter, both of Mercersburg, Pa., Anna Ruth Showalter of Hagerstown, Alda Mae Lehman of St. Thomas, Donald Ryder of Greencastle, Pa., Glen Brubaker of Chambersburg, and Mary Hann of Lemasters, Pa.; three sisters, Verda Hawbaker of St. Thomas, Martha Barnes of Williamson, Pa., and Laura Heckman of Mercersburg; one brother, Harry Meyers of Williamson; a number of nieces and nephews; and Janet Sollenberger Zullinger of Orrstown, Pa., whom she raised.

She was preceded in death by four brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Montgomery Brethren in Christ Church, Montgomery Church Road, Mercersburg, and will be conducted by the Rev. Raymond Bricker, the Rev. Howard Meyers and the Rev. Carl Meyers. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Minnich-Miller-May Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Paul Miller Jr.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Paul Miller Jr., 48, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, W.Va.

Born June 15, 1948, in Winchester, Va., he was the son of Lucille Butts Brown of Charles Town, and the late Paul Miller.

He was a 1966 graduate of Charles Town High School.

He was employed with Badger Sprinkler Company in Ranson. He had been employed with Royal Vendors Inc. in Charles Town, and had 13 years of service with Supertane Gas Company in Ranson and Leggetts Department Store in Charles Town.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose Post 948 in Charles Town, and was a 30-year member of Citizens Fire Company in Charles Town.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Wendy T. Miller of Shady Side, Md.; one son, Justin P. Miller of Martinsburg; one sister, Sharon Sue Gray of Berryville, Va.; two stepsisters, Diana Lee Shade of Berryville, and Marsha B. Starkey of Leetown, W.Va.; his companion of 10 years, Kimberly K. "Kim" Magaha of Charles Town; one grandchild; and his stepfather, H. Marshall Brown of Charles Town.

He was preceded in death by one son, Aaron Scott "Scotty" Miller; and one brother, Kenneth E. "Kenny" Miller.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home in Charles Town. The Rev. Royce Simpson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg.

Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Citizens Fire Company, P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414; or to Independent Fire Company, P.O. Box 925, Charles Town, W.Va. 25414.

Anna M.B. Hobbs

BALTIMORE - Anna M. Bodenschatz Hobbs, 87, of Baltimore, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, at her home.

Her husband, Carl W. Hobbs, preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Roland C. Hobbs of Hagerstown, and Robert W. Hobbs; and two grandchildren, David D. and Paul A. Hobbs.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4605 Belair Road, Baltimore. Burial will be in Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, Baltimore, today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.; and at the church 30 minutes prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

Lewis S. Daugherty

Lewis Samuel Daugherty, 79, of 803 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown, died Friday, Jan. 31, 1997, at his home.

Born Sept. 3, 1917, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Ernest P. and Sylvia O. Frush Daugherty.

He retired from Maryland Ribbon Company and was previously employed with Victor Products.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps in Africa and Italy.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He was a member of Elks Lodge 378, American Legion Morris Frock Post 42 and the Last Mans Club.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Beard Daugherty, a resident of Westwood Healthcare in Bluefield, Va.; one stepdaughter, Mary Kathryn Burton of Bluefield, W.Va.; one sister, Betty J. Thompson of Waynesboro, Pa.; three stepgrandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Christopher J. Chantelau will officiate.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.

Eva I.B. Palmer

Eva Irene Brandenburg Palmer, 93, formerly of Highland Way, Hagerstown, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at Homewood Retirement Center in Williamsport.

Born Sept. 4, 1903, in Pleasant Walk, near Myersville, Md., she was the daughter of the late William and Rohann Brandenburg.

Her husband, Ralph Leon Palmer, died in 1987. They were married in 1925.

She was a life long member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She also was a member of the Women's/Men's Sunday School Class, senior choir, and was active in the Lutheran Theological Seminary Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Dorotha Irene Wilson of State College, Pa.; one son, Edward L. Palmer of Davidson, N.C.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Carroll Boyer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery in Wolfsville, Md.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, Md. 21740.


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